Details overview

Hours 07:50 AM - 03:10 PM
School leader Ms. Chrisell M. Guthrie, Ed. S.
Type Religious
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious / Parochial Yes
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our educational philosophy is one of educating the whole child in the seven developmental areas. We achieve this by taking an individualized approach as much as possible. The school employs best practices in teaching. The classes are interactive, with new and old proven techniques being used. The goal after nine years is to send students out with a strong religious foundation a strong foundation in academics and a strong sense of who they are and what they can achieve.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Religious
Service learning

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

13
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Remediation
Special education program details Our school services 13% of the school population that has some diagnosed learning need. Students have the accessibility to two resource teachersa or learning consultant which helps with modification to curriculum when necessary. The primary has just implemented a pull out enrichment program for multi age learners.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
English Language Learner program details In conjunction with our public school district we offer after school ELL tutorial programs and within our building we offer additional resource for language.
English Language Learner programs Push-in model

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 98% 74%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
9
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
16
Clubs
including: Boy Scouts
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Drama club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Model UN
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Parkway United Nursery School
  Kirkwood Early Childhood Center
Students typically continue on to these schools De Smet Jesuit High School
  Cor Jesu Academy
  St Louis University High School
Parent involvement details The school provides official progress notices halfway through the grading quarter. Report cards at the end of each quarter. The parents in grades 3-8 can check the parent portal for child/ren's grades and the faculty sends home emails and weekly class updates. Many of the staff use the app Reminder to keep parents posted and the school also has a webpage and facebook page. Weekly newsletters are sent home electronically through the office.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying The school takes an individualized approach. There is a bullying policy, but each act is responded to individually. Students participate in the Brain Wise program provided by our school counselor. We work to establish a community of faith and acceptance.

Awards

Academic award Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Year received 2012

Teachers

7
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details The staff (37) is very dedicated to the education and development of each and every student. They work diligently to create an environment that is faith filled and loving. They are continually striving to improve their teaching strategies for the success of the student. More than 50% hold Paul VI religious education certification and many hold M.A.'s in content areas. The school is blessed to have full time specialties teachers: Art, Music, Computer, Physical Education, and Spanish.

Neighborhood

Transportation details The mode of transportation is carpooling by families
Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of St. Louis

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Located on the school website is an enrollment packet that explains the enrollment process. Once you have either completed the packet on line or downloaded and completed forward the packet to St. Gerard Majella School. Tours are provided by appointment and Open Houses are held in November for Kindergarten and in January for Grades 1-8.
Learn more Www.sgmschool.org
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Transcript
Application submission begins 08/14/2015
Application deadline 08/13/2016
Application fee amount $150.00
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $5,300.00
Tuition range (high) $12,000.00
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012